270 STEEM + 40 Bonuses ~ Sponsored Writing Contest: Kind Ads

in crypto •  6 months ago

Welcome to the @OriginalWorks sponsored writing contest!

Status: CLOSED.

Accepted Languages:

  • English

Start Time: ~11 AM ET, Friday
End Time: ~11 AM ET, Monday

This is a call to all great Steemit writers! Kind Ads has sponsored a writing contest!

Please make sure to read the contest topic carefully. Good luck!

Prizes: 270 STEEM + 60 STEEM (40 Bonuses of 1.5 STEEM)

  • 1st Place: 46 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 36 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 30 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 24 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 22 STEEM
  • 6th Place: 20 STEEM
  • 7th Place: 18 STEEM
  • 8th Place: 16 STEEM
  • 9th Place: 15 STEEM
  • 10th Place: 13 STEEM
  • 11th - 15th: 6 STEEM
  • 16th - 55th: 1.5 STEEM Bonus

Deadline: 72 Hours

All articles must be submitted within 72 hours of this post to be considered!

Changes in submission rules below

What is Kind Ads?

Kind Ads is a decentralized ad platform. The Kind Ads Protocol is at the center of this platform, allowing publishers to be scored and ranked based on how trusted they are.

Kind Ads will change the way publishers interact with advertisers. A direct relationship that will mean more cost-effective advertising that is catered to the end-users who are genuinely interested in the product.

As the name implies, Kind Ads will enable a less intrusive form of advertising. A type of advertising that is permission based. Since it is a decentralized platform, publishers save on the large fee typically associated with the middlemen who connect them to the service.

Kind Ads will even allow users to get compensated for viewing ads. This will let companies reach their target audience while respecting the user's decision to opt-out if they choose to do so.

Modern Advertising

The world of modern advertising is something that every internet user struggles with. Spam, pop-ups and commercials that ruin the users experience. The amount of revenue generated through online advertising is growing, and the user-experience is only becoming worse.


Source: Kind Ads WhitePaper, Statista

The problem with this form of advertising affects all parties involved.

The Advertiser

Companies interested in putting up ads pay high fees for inefficient advertising. How many times have you clicked an ad on a pop-up and purchased something? The advertising company also goes through a third-party service that charges a fee to put up the advertisements. These are often large services that work with many websites to sell their ad-space. The advertising party itself does not have easy access to publishers that can reach their demographics.

The advertising party also has little to no control as to the quality of the audience their ads are being presented to.

The Publisher

The publisher works with an advertising agency. The advertising agency controls an ad-space and sells it to whomever they deem appropriate while taking a cut in the process. This means that much of the advertisement is irrelevant to the user base and not cost efficient.

The User

The users are forced to see advertising that is intrusive and irrelevant. On top of that, websites are freely taking user information and selling it without any regard for user privacy. It is a free for all, and the end-user is the one suffering all the damage.

The Giants

The current world of marketing is controlled by a few major players. Corporations such as Alphabet (Google) and Facebook controls a large portion of the market. This means they can dictate pricing and set conditions that benefit them the most.

This leads to a marketplace which is unbalanced and takes advantage of publishers as well as users. Without alternatives, these corporations can continue to charge a large commission, while retaining control over the distribution of ads.

Decentralized Advertising With Kind Ads

Kind Ads aims to connect the business directly to their target demographic. With the use of blockchain technology, Kind Ads will remove the third party between the business and the user. This means that the advertiser can access better targeted marketing at a lower rate.

This is beneficial to the publisher as well. The don't have to deal with ad networks, fees, commissions and late payments. They can also control who advertises to their users, giving them to power to control relevancy. Due to nature of smart contracts, payouts are instant.

This will make the experience better for all parties involved.

Shopping for Ads: Be Your Own Lead

Have you ever bought a car? A house? Searched for something online and made a purchase as a result?

In these scenarios, you are the lead. Companies pay to ensure that you end up buying from their website when you search for something.

With Kind Ads, you can choose to enter your information and advertisers can bid for your attention. This means that you get the commission on selling yourself! This also means that advertisement will be targeted to you for items that you want.

Let's say you are in the market for a laptop.

Why not get paid to let advertisers have your attention? Your ads will be populated according to your profile, with laptop companies, suggesting various laptops along with their prices.

Most importantly, you can choose to remain anonymous and opt-out of ads altogether!

Kind Ads(KIND) Tokens

The Kind Ads economy will run on KIND tokens. The advertising companies can pay with KIND for marketing services rendered, while users and publishers can earn them. The entire platform runs on KIND, meaning that advertisers must purchase the tokens in order to use the network. This will ensure a continuous injection of money into the system, as well as a way for earners to cash out.

Kind Ads Team

Kind Ads has an all-star team with very strong advisers.

The advisers include marketing veterans and start-up experts.

For an interview with one of the advisers, Neil Patel, check out this video:

More Information & Resources:

Rules & Submission

  • Write an article about Kind Ads and how it would impact the world of online marketing. How will cutting out the middle man from advertising benefit publishers and users? How does decentralization help combat large corporations that are currently dominating the space? How could Kind Ads change the way companies interact with their potential demographic? As always, the contest is open ended. Be creative and have fun!

  • Feel free to use images and media from their website. You can even make your own video and have it in your submission! Videos have a chance of winning a separate bonus based on quality. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube, DTube or IPFS. Please do not remove the videos, or it might impact future eligibility. Feel free to make a new YouTube account for these. We really wanted to use DTube, but sometimes the videos were not view-able at all. We may change this in again in the future. For the time being please ensure whatever service you choose to use is working.

  • The article must be at least 250 words in length and it is recommended(not mandatory) that the length is under ~1500 words.

  • At least 70% of the submission must be original. Using "article spinners", and other word substitution tools is also not permitted. Non-original content does not qualify for a bonus.

  • All copied text must be in quotes.

  • Please keep discussions relevant to the contest topic. We would like to encourage a good vibe in the comments!

  • To submit please do the following:

  1. Add the word "kind2018" (without the quotes) at the very end of your article.
  2. Link this post in your submission.
  3. Post the link to your article as a reply to this post.
  4. Resteem this contest post.

How the winners are decided

The submissions will be passed along to the team at Kind Ads, and they will decide the best articles.

More information & recommendations:

  • Pay attention to spelling and grammar!
  • Feel free to use informal language such as "I would, etc"
  • Use information and resources above to learn more about Kind Ads!
  • If you copy something, use quotes. This is an @OriginalWorks contest after all :)
  • Link the company's website: Kind Ads so that your readers can do research for themselves.
  • Articles can be edited up until the deadline.

After writing an article, within a few minutes you should get one of these as a response to your article post:

If you don't get one, let me know by adding a quick message after you submit your link as a reply here and it will be done manually. Sometimes it can take some time, so don't worry if it isn't instant! Rest assured, as long as your link is shared as a reply here, everything is double checked at contest close to ensure that all articles are submitted!

40 submissions will get 1.5 STEEM each. The article must meet the contest conditions such as word length and a level of quality.

Disclaimer: @OriginalWorks makes no claims as to the legitimacy or operating procedures of contest topics. @OriginalWorks does not offer any sort of investment advice. This is a writing contest. @OriginalWorks does guarantee prize payout. The contest topic company may choose to share the winning contest submissions.

Good luck to all the contestants!

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Interesting. It looks something similar to bat.

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Still haven't seen the originalworks contest bot pass by yet :(

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I think i love this! My entry coming up soonest

@originalworks very good contest I like your all contest.

Commenting so I can find the post later - think I might take a crack at this!!! Best of luck everyone!!

A weekly contest i must partake. Thank you for engaging us @originalworks. I have to get down to work in contributing my part to this project. Submitting my entry soon.

Let's do something

Kind Ads....Please be Kind to me!🤗

Now let's Write something!....
All the Great Writers in the house, Let's shower some crazily great original ideas.😏

Am in for this contest. Let me start just right away.

Wow this is good
I have to resteem it now for my followers to participate too.

I'm really happy for the opportunity to write another contest. Thanks @originalworks. I pray i win this one hahaha, didnt come out as one of the winner in the last. My entry soon to come. Thanks again @ originalworks

This is nice.. Expect an entry soon.

I am not going to miss out on this again.
Have not been able to enter the last two because of circumstances beyond control. Not again.
Thanks, @originalworks for your relentless efforts.

This is an interesting topic. Looks promising

Great contest... Ohh nice to see bonus have increased..
Will try to be better then last time..
Best luck all...

interested to use the service for my work
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Interesting! will definitely join this one :D

nice contest by @originalworks on kind ads....

The gospel of decentralization has reached the advertising industry. Thanks @originalworks for bringing this on. Let me start drafting my entry as usual.
@antigenx

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@originalworks, @unprovoked..my work has still not been submitted

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Your article was submitted, as all links are cross checked with the replies here at the end. Sorry for the delay in message, but rest assured we have your article!

I must make this my first contest on steemit

I will resteem this post so that I can find it later when I'm ready to submit my entry

Thanks @originalworks for the opportunity to learn, surely the contest is of greater merits than it Price itself, lovely contest, expect my entry soon.

Interesting. I'll be back :)

Here is my entry. Kind Ads please extend an act of kindness to me

https://steemit.com/crypto/@okipeter/kind-ads-a-platform-that-takes-advertising-to-the-next-level

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I didn't get the reply from @contestbot.

Congratulations! @originalworks, for such a nice contest where you challenge our knowledge and desires to learn and learn more about this platform that helps its users to reach a greater number of people, from already polishing my keyboard to participate.

Hello, @originalworks,
Your contest has been featured in Steemit Contests Compilation #1 by @cadawg

Have a wonderful day!
~ @cadawg

I think original works is at it again and this time I am putting my best foot forward hoping hoping to come up strong in the end

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I submitted my entry 45minutes ago and I haven't received any validation comment on my entry post, from neither contestbot nor unprovoked.
I hope my entry has been submitted

Thank you @originalworks and @contestsbot for informing me of this contest. I will soon enter this contest.

This is interesting. I can wait to finish my entry in the contest. Goodluck to us.

hey online again!

I am on.. Love diz.. Volunteer myself 4 d contest!! Let's do this

I'm back with a new vigor. Submitting my entry in a bit.

My Kind Ads Entry

This is my entry for the contest
https://steemit.com/originalworks/@uraniumdavid/kind-ads
Am sorry i made a more attractive logo to support my work

Hello @originalworks
This my entry

This is really a great contest, thank you for creating it. I will try my best

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Hello @originalworks, I haven't seen your comment as confirmation of submission of my article for the contest.

Please, make the needed correction.

Meanwhile, thanks for the Upvote.

@originalworks thanks for contest here is my entry.. Feel free to visit my blog ty
https://steemit.com/crypto/@chetan9/introducing-kind-ads

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I didnt got contest bot comment.. Plz help @originalworks

Hey! I've completed my article. Click HERE to read to read my entry.

Cheers!

"40 submissions will get 1.5 STEEM each" not 1 steem. Isn't that cool!

I enjoyed the competition you created

Wow! I am really loving this, Thumbsup!!

back on board this week, thanks for keeping these contests that occupy my mind in an entertaining way every weekend

Another opportunity for all writers... Thanks to @originalworks